March 9, 2016

Simply Irresistible

Photograph by Chew Yen Fook, National Geographic Your Shot

A New Zealand silvereye stretches toward a Puya alpestris, a dramatically colored flowering plant that is native to Chile and very attractive to nectar-sipping bird species. “When the flowers bloom, the silvereye is intoxicated. I spent a delightful afternoon capturing [images of] these fleeting birds at the Christchurch Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand,” writes Your Shot community member Chew Yen Fook, who shared this photo.

Fook's shot was recently featured in the Daily Dozen.

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21 comments
KATIA M.
KATIA M.

I agree! Simply irresistible!

Chew Yen Fook
Chew Yen Fook

Thanks for all your lovely comments. I am thrilled that this shot was well received. I really enjoyed my time with the exotic flowers and the fleeting waxeyes! Photography is a such a joy.

R Martin
R Martin

Beautiful example of mutualism. So pretty.

Dianne Saphiere
Dianne Saphiere

Absolutely perfect pic: color, detail, light and subject. Congrats!


Wagner Garcia
Wagner Garcia

Beautiful colours and great moment! Congrats!

Stu Lavitt
Stu Lavitt

I say simply beautiful and more Bwell

Chiara S.
Chiara S.

Beautiful! Love the colours in this photograph.

Elk B.
Elk B.

Great shot! Amazing!

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